This is a book of short stories about being raised as one of six kids in a poor family in South Georgia. As a young boy, my mother told me that I had a vocation to be a priest and I was sent off to the seminary at St. Bernard's Monastery in Cullman, Alabama. Some of my memories are full of adventure and others are about struggle and hardship in a large family. My stories tell of the obstacles I faced, how they affected me, and how I dealt with them. The happiest stories are about my friends and the monks at St. Bernard's who influenced my life and helped me to grow into a young man full of optimism and opportunity. My experiences in life, while growing up, helped me to form my identity. They are part of who I am.Brother Charlie, an old monk who had come to St. Bernard from Germany when he was a teenager, ran the shoe shop. ... Never in a hurry, he would quietly work repairing each shoe, making sure that it was restored to near perfect condition, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Raised in the South|
|Author||:||Seymour S. Lenz|
|Publisher||:||Seymour Sylvester Lenz - 2009-07-01|